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TEKO, a company founded on the belief that high-performance socks don’t have to leave a heavy imprint on the planet, is pleased to announce that the company has been awarded the 2008 â€œDerryck Draper Award for Innovationâ€ by the UK-based Outdoor Writers & Photographers Guild (OWPG).
OWPG is comprised of writers, journalists, photographers and editors who are actively and professionally involved in sustainable activities in any outdoor setting. The panel of judges unanimously selected TEKO as a pioneer in the marketplace, producing an outstanding performance sock range while maintaining impressive sustainability credentials.
â€œWe are thrilled to receive this year’s Innovation Award,â€ said Gordon Fraser, Chairman of TEKO. â€œIt is an honor to be the first sock company to be recognized by the OWPG, a group of professionals who, like TEKO, is guided by a true commitment to sustainability and a deep respect for the outdoors.â€
TEKO Socks: Best Socks ON the Planet, Best Socks FOR the Planet. Based in Boulder, CO, TEKO was founded on the belief that making high-performance outdoor products doesn’t have to leave a heavy impact on our ecology. Using only high-performance fibers and sustainable manufacturing processes, TEKO creates performance socks that are safer for the environment. From the raw materials, all the way down to the recycled paper packaging, TEKO’s product line features environmentally sound materials, such as Organic TEKO-cotton, TEKO-polyâ„¢ recycled polyester and TEKO-merinoâ„¢ Wool. TEKO buys wind energy credits to ensure that 100% of the electricity used in manufacturing and operations is put back onto the energy grid from clean, sustainable American Wind. TEKO is unique in that their eco-friendly commitment extends to its entire product line, supply chain, and daily business practices.